We’ve been treated to some of the best cards in MMA history in recent months and things only get better this week. There is no doubt in my mind that UFC 94: St Pierre vs. Penn is the UFC’s biggest and best main event to date. It will go down as one of the most important MMA cards in history. Never before have we had two UFC champions putting it all on the line. On top of that we have the showdown between two rising stars Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva. This much anticipated match-up could have headlined a card on its own. Also featured on the card is the long awaited return of UFC veterans Karo Parisyan and Stephan Bonner. Rounding out the main card is the exiting match up between The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner Nate Diaz and the always entertaining Clay Guida. The under card looks surprisingly entertaining too.
When it comes to UFC main events it really doesn’t get much bigger than this. St Pierre vs Penn 2 will go down in history as one of those must watch fights that will be analyzed for years to come like Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie, Fedor vs. Cro Cop or Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell. If you can only catch one UFC event this year, make this the one.
UFC 94 Card
Date: January 31, 2009
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Time: 10PM ET/ 7PM ET
* Georges St-Pierre vs. B.J. Penn
* Lyoto Machida vs. Flag of Brazil Thiago Silva
* Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon Jones
* Karo Parisyan vs. Dong Hyun Kim
* Nate Diaz vs. Clay Guida
* Jon Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono
* Thiago Tavares vs. Manvel Gamburyan
* John Howard vs. Chris Wilson
* Jake O'Brien vs. Christian Wellisch
* Matt Arroyo vs. Dan Cramer
UFC 94 Betting Odds
B.J. Penn +150
Georges St-Pierre -170
Lyoto Machida -270
Thiago Silva +230
Jon Jones +145
Stephan Bonnar -165
Full UFC 94 betting odds will be listed on this post.
UFC 94 Fight Card Facts
- The main event at UFC 94 will be the fist fight between two current UFC champions in UFC history. However title holders under the Zuffa umbrella have fought on previous occasions (eg. Dan Handeson, Pride, vs Rampage Jackson, UFC.)
- 5 fighters on the UFC 94 fight card have perfect records. They are Dan Cramer, Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Jones, Thiago Silva and Lyoto Machida.
- UFC 94 is expected to be the most be on MMA card in history.